Effective October 1, 2021, all newly hired CMG employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

Executive Producer - WJAX/WFOX TV in Jacksonville, FL at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 6/22/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

Cox Media Group – Jacksonville TV has an opening for Executive Producer. This position will report to the News Director and have oversight of a team of producers, reporters, photographers and digital staff.  

The Executive Producer will be responsible for the oversight of relevant, well-paced memorable newscasts that have high production value.  The successful candidate will excel at owning breaking news and showcasing investigative/ enterprise content.  

The Executive Producer will also ensure collaborative and effective news coverage and marketing across all platforms and use the station’s website, mobile apps and social media platforms to bring viewers to on-air newscasts.  The candidate must be creative and able to work with a research-based framework. 

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Oversee newscasts, making sure they meet research goals and the mission of Action News Jax to be the go-to source for weather, breaking news and daily investigative journalism. 
  • Supervise producers, making sure newscasts are filled with valuable content that is clear and easy to understand 
  • Ensure producers execute meter and quarter hour tease strategies 
  • Ensure newscasts regularly showcase and execute process language 
  • Copy edit newscasts and approve reporter scripts with fundamental journalistic and legal understanding 
  • Maximize graphics and pre-production elements for newscasts 
  • Attend editorial meetings and contribute story ideas 
  • Coordinate producer schedules, approve hours worked and PTO 
  • Develop and critique producers and set coverage expectations 
  • Conduct reviews of producers in collaboration with Multi-Platform Manager and News Director 
  • Understand brand and manage newscasts so product is consistent with brand 
  • Communicate daily with News Director and news management 
  • Work with news managers to craft special coverage plans 
  • Be the leader in wall-to-wall breaking news coverage 
  • Understand and execute research plans 
  • Look for opportunities for digital team to send push alerts back to our air and understand the strategies associated with push alerts 
  • Consistently integrate references/ pushes to our digital and social media products 

 

 

What we look for

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • A minimum of 2 years professional experience in local TV news is preferred   
  • Prior news management experience is a plus  
  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Journalism or Communications preferred  
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions  
  • Must be thoroughly professional in all aspects of journalism 

WHAT WE OFFER YOU: WHY YOU SHOULD WORK AT CMG

CMG is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people – and you could be one of them! We are a start-up built on a 100-year history of blazing trails in the world of media. Over that time, our skilled journalists and storytellers have covered war and peace, tragedies and celebrations, small moments, and global movements.  We are relying on our longstanding experience and entrepreneurial mentality to build a media company that is modern, agile, and uniquely positioned for the future.

We provide valuable local content to viewers in the communities we serve through our 33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, 53 top-performing radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. Our portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. We also offer a full suite of national, regional, local, and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, CoxReps and Gamut.

We offer rewarding and challenging careers that encourage growth and development. We take care of our people with industry-leading total rewards offerings that includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and accident insurance as well as, a best-in-class wellness program, 401(k) matching and time-off programs.

We promote the safety and well-being of our employees by requiring that all newly hired CMG employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date. CMG will provide reasonable accommodations as required by law for individuals unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. 

If this description fits and CMG sounds like a company you want to work for, we’d love to have you join us. Apply today!

Cox Media Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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